Using indirect blockmodeling for monitoring students roles in collaborative learning networks

E. Medina, D. Vega, R. Meseguer, Humberto jesus Medina, S.F. Ochoa, M. Magnani

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Abstract

Collaborative learning activities have shown to be useful to address educational processes in several contexts. Monitoring these activities is mandatory to determine the quality of the collaboration and learning processes. Recent research works propose using Social Network Analysis techniques to understand students' collaboration learning process during these experiences. Aligned with that, this paper proposes the use of the indirect blockmodeling network analytic technique for monitoring the behaviour of different social roles played by students in collaborative learning scenarios. The usefulness of this technique was evaluated through a study that analysed the students' interaction network in a collaborative learning activity. Particularly, we tried to understand the structure of the interaction network during that process. Preliminary results suggest that indirect blockmodeling is highly useful for inferring and analysing the students' social roles, when the behaviour of roles are clearly different among them. This technique can be used as a monitoring service that can be embedded in collaborative learning applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 20th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD)
EditorsWeiming Shen, Xiaoping Liu, Chunsheng Yang, Jean-Paul Barthès, Junzhou Luo, Limin Chen, Jianming Yong
PublisherIEEE
Pages164-169
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1915-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2016
EventIEEE 20th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design - Nanchang, China
Duration: 4 May 20166 May 2016

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 20th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
Abbreviated titleCSCWD
CountryChina
CityNanchang
Period4/05/166/05/16

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This paper was given at the IEEE 20th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD) 4-6 May 2016, Nanchang, China
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Keywords

  • social network analysis
  • Indirect blockmodeling
  • collaborative learning
  • learning monitoring
  • role detection

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    Medina, E., Vega, D., Meseguer, R., Medina, H. J., Ochoa, S. F., & Magnani, M. (2016). Using indirect blockmodeling for monitoring students roles in collaborative learning networks. In W. Shen, X. Liu, C. Yang, J-P. Barthès, J. Luo, L. Chen, & J. Yong (Eds.), IEEE 20th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD) (pp. 164-169). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSCWD.2016.7565982